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Published on : Friday, June 16, 2017
An AirAsia aircraft had to go for an emergency landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after an engine failure, according to airport officials. The plane had been carrying 159 passengers and six crew members.
The emergency landing took place on Thursday.
Allan Roque, the pilot of the flight of AirAsia Z2612 that was bound for Manila in Philippines had requested the Manila Control Tower at the NAIA for performing an emergency landing. He thereafter called for rescue teams on the ground around 10.47 a.m.
Roque said that the right engine of Airbus 320 plane had been damaged by the intense heat.
It failed right after its takeoff from Davao City. This flight was scheduled to land at 11.30 a.m. at the NAIA Terminal 4. However, on account of the emergency situation, the flight was offered priority to make the landing.
Later, the plane was capable of making a safe landing at Runway around 11 a.m.
It was towed towards Terminal 4. Here, the passengers disembarked safely.
When contacted, Manila International Airport Authority general manager Ed Montreal replied that any aircraft that declared an emergency would be offered priority to land first among others because they were really concerned about the safety of the passengers and crew members on board the flight.